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What Have We Forgotten? - 2 Peter 1:9

In 1 Peter 1:5-7, the writer has described a virtuous life. But the one who lacks these qualities has forgotten they are cleansed of sin (v.9).  541 more words

Jewish Christian Literature

The Character Gap | Book Review

The cover of Christian B. Miller’s book, The Character Gap, has a picture of Gandhi at the top and Hitler at the bottom with a graded spectrum between them. 1,373 more words

Book Reviews

Ought women be allowed to breastfeed in public? Even if so, ought they nevertheless refrain? A debate.

Breastfeeding debate heats up after mother asked to get off bus

http://www.sfgate.com   http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/sfmoms/detail?entry_id=92518&tsp=1

A Detroit bus driver recently told a 32-year-old mother that she had to cover up while nursing her infant son or get off the bus.  3,081 more words


Does maximizing the reach of the market also maximize human well-being?

The excellently clear (though lengthy) essay below, by the Harvard professor world-famous for his online Justice course, espouses a Burkean line of resistance against the currently-ascendent view (esp. 4,534 more words


Is economic liberty opposed to virtue?

DOES THE FREE MARKET CORRODE MORAL CHARACTER? http://www.templeton.org/market/ (edited by LL) 

John Gray (emeritus prof, LSE):

Adam Smith, one of the originators of free-market economics, was also an astute critic of commercial society. 1,792 more words


What is a Virtuous Life? - 2 Peter 1:5-7

Like several other places in the New Testament, Peter offers a list of virtues to describe what a “godly life” might look like. The structure of the list is like a staircase (a and b, b and c, etc.) This is a Hellenistic Greek style known as… 695 more words

Jewish Christian Literature

If you're behaving ethically, ought you have no objection to your personal life being made public?

This is a great example of how a popular, appealing argument turns out to be glib, simplistic, and dangerous because it fails to perceive the complexities that lie not far beneath the surface. 3,433 more words